Floy Canyon WSA (72,605 acres)
With nearly 4,500 feet of elevation gain, this WSA offers a broad range of vegetation types including shadscale, grassland, pinyon-juniper woodland, and Douglas fir. Rock outcroppings, pinnacles, chimneys and soil colors, combined with the dense and varied mixture of vegetation, enhance the visual character of the area. The WSA’s extensive canyon systems, ridges, abundant springs, and wildlife trails provide outstanding opportunities for a variety of primitive recreation activities including hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, hunting, wildlife observation and photography. The WSA has populations of mountain lion, elk and black bear, as well as Rocky mountain bighorn sheep.
Location: In the rugged terrain north of I-70 between the face of the Bookcliffs and the top of the Roan Cliffs. The area is accessible from I-70 via the community of Thompson Springs and the county road up Sego Canyon. Other major canyons in the area are Floy Canyon, Crescent Canyon and Horse Canyon.